One of the latest Ghanaian soccer sensations making all the headlines around Europe is the young and gifted striker Chris Dickson.
The English-born Ghanaian who currently plies his trade in the Cypriot First Division League has been on the stoplight after a string of magnificent performances to help his team AEL Limassol win the Cyprus league for the first time in their 44 year history.
The 27-year-old’s impressive contribution in his clubs qualification to the next edition of the Uefa Champions League has seen connoisseurs of the world game tipping him as one of the talents to watch out for in Europe’s most glamorous soccer competition.
Teams from Cyprus have always done tremendously well anytime they get into the Champions League with APOEL serving as the latest example.
They proceeded into the quarter finals where they lost to European heavyweights Real Madrid.
Dickson is in his second season in Cyprus; the first he spent with Nea Salamina helping them win promotion to the premier division and scoring 25 goals in that campaign.
This season, he started strongly again for Salamina helping them into the top 6 before AEL made a swoop in January to help them in their quest for the league title.
Dickson will get the opportunity to make it a historic League and Cup double for AEL as they battle Omonia Nocosia on Wednesday 16th May.
Born Christopher Alexander Dickson, theformer Charlton Athletic forward is eying a position in the Black Stars African Cup campaign and the World Cup Qualifiers more especially with the temporal retirement of Asamoah Gyan from International foortball.
If Chris Dickson earns a call up from head coach KwesiAppiah, it will mark the return of the skillful and pacey striker to the national side after his debut for the Black Stars in August 2008.
By Jerry Kwame Ayensu